وعَزّى عليه السلام قوماً عن ميّتٍ فقال: إِنَّ هذَا الاْمْرَلَيْسَ بِكُمْ بَدَأَ، وَلاَ إِلَيْكُمُ انْتَهَى، وَقَدْ كَانَ صَاحِبُكُمْ هذَا يُسَافِرُ، فَعُدُّوهُ فِي بَعْضِ أَسْفَارِهِ، فَإِنْ قَدِمَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَإِلاَّ قَدِمْتُمْ عَلَيْه۔
Condoling with people among whom one had died, He (a.s.) said: This thing has not started with you nor does it end with you. This fellow of yours was used to journeying and therefore it is better to think him still to be journeying. Either he will rejoin you or else you will rejoin him.
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— Imam Ali a.s.
(Nahj al-Balagha — Peak of Eloquence: Hadith #357)
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